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News tagged Tahirih Updates
  • Tahirih Awarded $1.1 M in 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

    April 29th, 2008

    The congressional funding reflects a valuable commitment to immigrant women and girls fleeing violence and exhibits confidence in Tahirih as a distinguished advocate for the courageous women and girls.

  • Tahirih Holds Congressional Briefing to Strengthen Protections for Refugee Women

    April 29th, 2008

    The BIA’s decision in the Matter of A-T reveals a poor understanding of FGM and its consequences, as well as a flawed interpretation of refugee law, and poses a direct threat to the ability of Tahirih’s clients and others who have suffered FGM to receive protection in the United States.

  • Tahirih Advocates Against “Chilling Effect”

    March 6th, 2008

    Federal protections are intended to encourage non-citizen survivors of violent crimes to come forward and get help, but a push for local police to enforce immigration law could unravel the intent of the protections, which have been painstakingly elaborated over 15 years.

  • New U Visa Regulations Provide Vital Safety Net

    December 6th, 2007

    The U visa was created to aid law enforcement and protect victims of serious crimes under the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act of 2000.

  • Tahirih Celebrates Decade of Service at Annual Benefit

    December 6th, 2007

    Tahirih’s 10th Anniversary Fundraising Benefit was a moving celebration of 10 years of service dedicated to courageous women and girls seeking justice from gender-based violence.

  • Two Troublesome Court Decisions Limit FGM as Grounds for Refugee Status

    September 5th, 2007

    The highest immigration appellate court, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), issued two precedent-setting decisions that advocates fear will limit the ability of a woman to receive refugee status because of female genital cutting.

  • Tahirih Launches Pro Bono Medical Network

    August 30th, 2007

    MedStar to Serve 100 Tahirih Clients Per Year You suffer abuse in your home country. You flee. Your life is in danger so you leave in a hurry. Your first […]